Jonathan Rhys Meyers has joked that he was miscast in The Tudors. The 32-year-old actor, who portrays King Henry VIII in the historical drama, said that he bears no resemblance to his alter ego. “I’m so miscast as Henry,” he said. “From the image that we have and the readings that we have and what we’ve been told about him – of course, none of it’s absolutely true – whatever you’ve been told about Henry no matter what the history books are. History is always written from someone else’s perspective. “So what is the truth? Certainly, Henry did not look like me and I do not look like Henry! However, he wasn’t as big and robust as people thought he was. He was actually quite mad – the diseases that he had would have definitely affected his psychology.” He added of the upcoming fourth season: “When we begin the final season, it’s probably a year down the line from the end of season three. Time has taken its toll on him – the wound in his leg, the syphilis… He’s ageing a hell of a lot quicker!”. The Tudors returns to US screens Sunday, April 11 at 9pm. Thanks to TudorsOnline.com for sharing the link.
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